Man Utd legend Schmeichel: De Gea save among best in Premier League history

Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel hailed the wonder save from David De Gea during victory at Sunderland.

Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel hailed the wonder save from David De Gea during victory at Sunderland.

Schmeichel paid tribute to United goalkeeper De Gea for a stunning save just before half-time when his side were trailing 1-0.

He told Sky Sports: "Thank God For David De Gea.

"I think what he pulled out today was one of the best saves I've ever seen in the Premier League. It gave Manchester United a chance. If that goes in then it's 2-0 and then it's really uphill.

"You have to watch the ball before it stops and comes your way. He had to adjust his feet and it was a really difficult height because he had to dive upwards, not downwards.

"It's just an unbelievable save and I think this is a save we'll see time and time again. I say this was significant because it left them with a chance.

"They were 1-0 down and if they lost this game it could have had repercussions for the rest of the season. He kept the team in this game."

 
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